About Parks, Plazas, and Open Spaces

Please Continue to Social Distance in Parks, Community Gardens and Public Spaces
(Updated March 2021)

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  • Facial coverings or masks covering the mouth and nose are required at all times.
  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Consider visiting parks at less busy times. If there are too many people to practice social distancing, go home and come back at another time or consider taking a walk in the neighborhood instead.
  • Always stay 6 feet away from anyone who does not live in your household.
  • Sanitize and wash hands frequently.
  • Dog owners should stay 6 feet away from other owners at all times and should not pet others' dogs.
  • Follow CDC recommendations for staying safe.

We are in this together. Please continue to do your part to keep our community healthy. Learn more about COVID-19 safety and social distancing at somervillema.gov/Coronavirus.

 

The Public Space team manages the design and construction of new or renovated parks, plazas, streetscapes and open spaces that fall within the public realm. To report a safety or maintenance concern in an open space, please submit a 311 request. To get a permit for the use of a park or to learn about events in a park, please visit the Parks & Recreation Division.

 

  • Park List and Maps

  • Plans and Reports

  • Donate a Bench or Tree

There are more than 80 parks and open spaces throughout the City of Somerville. Visit the links below for information on a specific park, and please note the City of Somerville's park rules:

  • All City parks are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages is not allowed.
  • If dogs are allowed, you need to keep your dog on a leash. You can find a list of on and off-leash parks here.
  • Water features are on, in season,  from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are on timers and there is a rest time between cycles. Please be patient. Do not hit the activator buttons with excessive force. For a map of the city’s Pools & Water Features, click here.
  • We allow service animals for people with disabilities at all City parks.
  • You may need a recreational permit to use athletic fields or to use a park for an event. Visit the Somerville Parks and Recreation website at somervillerec.com for more information.
  • Neither grills nor open flames may be used in any City parks.

 

Inventory of Parks and Open Space

 

Park Projects Under Construction

ArtFarm
Benjamin Brown Schoolyard
Conway Park
Dilboy Stadium Field and Track Renovation
Healey Schoolyard

Completed Park Projects

Albion Park
Allen Street Community Garden
Chuckie Harris Park
Corbett-McKenna Park
Dickerman Playground
Durrell Park and Community Garden
East Somerville Community School & Capuano School Synthetic Turf Fields
Edward Leathers Memorial Park
Grimmons Park
Hodgkins-Curtin Park
Lincoln Park
Kenney Park
Marshall St. Playground
Morse-Kelley Playground
North Street Veterans Playground
Nunziato Park
Otis St. Playground
Park at Somerville Junction
Perkins Park
Perry Park
Powder House Community School Site Park
Prospect Hill Park
Quincy Street Open Space
Symphony Park
Trum Field
Winter Hill Community Innovation Schoolyard
Zero New Washington Street

Park Maps

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